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pretense
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King Lear
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  • I dare pawn down my life for him that he hath writ this to feel my affection to your honour, and to no other pretence of danger.
  • Thou but rememberest me of mine own conception: I have perceived a most faint neglect of late; which I have rather blamed as mine own jealous curiosity than as a very pretence and purpose of unkindness: I will look further into’t.

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  • The country maintains a pretense of a free press.
  • Nobody is fooled by her pretense.

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